Ruby is a spirit guide, who persuades the recently dead to pass over into the afterlife. When spirits start being taken by darkness instead of going into the light, Ruby comes into contact with the rather handsome Michael, who is very much alive and hates his ability to see dead people – Ruby included. All she has to do now is convince him to help her…
The Medium Path
by Elizabeth Davies
May 26, 2015
Over the years, I have read probably more than my share of ghost stories, or books featuring people that see ghosts, or other books of that nature. When I read the synopsis of this book, I was totally in for this read. I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Had Ruby lived, she would have been a hundred and three. As it is, she died when she was eighteen, after a pretty horrible life. Instead of going into the light, now it’s her job as a spirit guide to persuade ghosts unwilling to go into the light, to do so. She’s lonely, has never been in love, and to top it all off, she has no clue what happens when you go into the light. Makes it kind of hard to get people to do what she wants them to.
The story starts out slowly, having Ruby meet a few new ghosts, and having her find a man that sees her. The only people that can see her are mediums. Mediums sometimes end up with her same job, or are able to go into the light. Ruby really wishes she had been able to go into the light-until she met this particular man. Michael knows he can see ghosts, and he really doesn’t want to. He’s engaged, but it’s a rocky relationship due to his affliction. All Ruby knows is that for the first time, she is attracted to a man and can’t stay away. When ghosts start being taken into darkness, instead of light, Michael agrees to help figure out what’s going on.
I cared about Ruby as a character, even though she was a bit selfish at times. But the reader can understand that due to her horrible past-and present for that matter. Michael was a good hero in this story, although in the beginning I wasn’t so sure-so he did grow as a character. Always a good thing. There is of course a villain, and I am not naming any names. Readers also get a chance to know a few of the ghosts, and of course other mediums and spirit guides.
I had no idea where this book was going-not at any point. The story built slowly, as I said before, and then things really heated up and went directions I had no idea it was going to go. It ended up being a mystery, a romance, and even crossed over into thriller territory at times. I found it a bit weird that Ruby doesn’t have a supervisor, so she can do pretty much anything she wants to, within reason, and she does test that on many occasions. Ruby has lots of questions about what happens after death, and we never really get any answers, but then that would be a completely different book. But it would have been interesting to see the why of everything in the author’s view at least. That was my only problem with the book, and that wasn’t major to the story in any way. Nor did it change my enjoyment of this read.
Good characters and good story, and I would recommend it to adult paranormal romance readers. Enjoyable read!
The review copy of The Medium Path was supplied by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
About Elizabeth Davies
Elizabeth Davies was born and raised in South Wales more years ago than she cares to remember. She lived in England for nearly two decades but returned to her roots when she felt the mountains of her youth calling to her, and hiking in her beloved Brecon Beacons is now one of the joys in her life. When she is not working as a full time secretary, Elizabeth loves spending time with her family, hates doing necessary chores, and tries to fit in writing whenever she can. She has published several books: the Resurrection trilogy, beginning with “State of Grace”, continuing with “Amazing Grace”, and ending with “Sanctifying Grace”, “The Spirit Guide and most recently – The Medium Path. She is currently working on another paranormal romance set in Wales.
She is also seriously addicted to chocolate.